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Sixth Governing Council Meeting Of NITI Aayog

The sixth meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog was held on February 20, 2021 under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi via video conferencing. It was attended by 26 Chief Ministers, 3 Lieutenant Governors and 2 Administrators, apart from Union Ministers, who are Ex-Officio Members, and Special Invitees. NITI Aayog …

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National e-Governance Plan In Agriculture (NeGPA)

A Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely National e-Governance Plan in Agriculture (NeGPA) was initially launched in 2010-11 in 7 pilot States, which aims to achieve rapid development in India through the use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) for timely access to agriculture-related information to the farmers. In 2014-15, the scheme was further extended for all …

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Organic Farming in North East: A Step Towards Sustainable Future

Emerging demand for safe and healthy organic food with the added flavour of being grown in a pristine environment and virgin soils of India’s North Eastern states is fast emerging as a unique opportunity to the farmers of the region. The disadvantage of not being able to pick up the green revolution is now proving …

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India Gets Its First Centre For Wetland Conservation And Management

On the occasion of World Wetland Day and as a part of its commitment towards conservation, restoration and management of India’s wetlands, the Minister of State for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Sh. Babul Supriyo on February 2, 2021, announced the establishment of a Centre for Wetland Conservation and Management (CWCM), as a part of …

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6 New Circles Of Archaeological Survey Of India Created

Archaeological Survey of India, an attached office of Ministry of Culture, Government of India vide Notification dated 28th August 2020 established Six new Circles by bifurcation of its existing Circles as per details given below:- Rajkot Circle, Gujarat – by bifurcation of Vadodara Circle. Jabalpur Circle, Madhya Pradesh – by bifurcation of Bhopal Circle. Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) …

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National Baseline Geoscience Data Generation Programmes (2020-2024)

To expedite exploration activities in the country, Geological Survey of India (GSI), has embarked upon an ambitious scheme to complete some major National level surveys by 2024: National Geochemical Mapping (NGCM), National Geophysical Mapping (NGPM), National Aero Geophysical Mapping Program (NAGMP). GSI is also going to adopt sophisticated deep penetration geophysical techniques such as Magneto-Telluric …

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40th Indian scientific expedition to Antarctica

40th Indian Scientific Expedition To Antarctica Launched

India on January 4 launched the 40thscientific expedition to Antarctica. This Indian expedition marks four decades of country’s scientific endeavour to the southern white continent. The 40th expedition journey will be flagged off from Goa on January 5, 2021, with 43 members onboard. The chartered ice-class vessel MV Vasiliy Golovnin will make this journey and …

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ndian Ocean Naval Symposium

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) is a voluntary and inclusive initiative that brings together navies of Indian Ocean Region littoral states to increase maritime co-operation and enhance regional security. A co-operative forum for discussion on regional maritime issues, it also serves to develop an effective response mechanism against natural disasters. Instituted in 2008, the IONS …

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